Tag: hip hop

Cardi B, Post Malone, And More Are Set To Perform At The Cruise Ship-Based Days Of Summer Festival

Getty Image As festival lineups fill up with the same artists and hip-hop innovates the way the recording industry views things like Las Vegas residencies, it was only natural that hip-hop would find another new way to change the way the summer concert season is handled. This summer, the Days of Summer Festival — formerly […]

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Lil Nas X Will Reportedly Perform ‘Old Town Road’ For The First Time With Billy Ray Cyrus At Stagecoach

Zach Sang Show There’s really no stopping “Old Town Road” right now. The Lil Nas X song achieved the biggest streaming week of all time, it spawned a ton of memes, and it even got the Jimmy Fallon parody treatment. As it stands now, there are two versions of the song: Lil Nas X’s original, […]

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Kevin Abstract’s Heartfelt Album ‘Arizona Baby’ Is Out Now In Its Completed Form

RCA Records After releasing his second solo album in bits and pieces, Brockhampton leader Kevin Abstract finally released the whole thing late Wednesday night. Arizona Baby, featuring both of the three-song projects he previously released as the Arizona Baby single and Ghettobaby EP, is an 11-song album that includes the three singles, “Big Wheels,” “Baby […]

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Rico Nasty’s Hotly Anticipated New Album ‘Anger Management’ Has Arrived

Getty Image Since the arrival of her mixtape Nasty last summer, 21-year-old rapper Rico Nasty has been on a meteoric rise. In that short span of time, the Maryland artist has gone from packing small venues to rocking two straight weekends at Coachella. The rapper’s thumping, scream-heavy brand of punk rap places her among an […]

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Lil Dicky Played Pickleball At Leonardo DiCaprio’s Mansion When They Met Making His ‘Earth’ Video

Getty Image Last week, Lil Dicky released the star-studded, animated music video for his new song “Earth.” Dicky recruited the likes of Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, and 24 other singers, songwriters, and celebrities to voice small, animated creatures. The chief mission of the song and it’s high-production video is […]

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R. Kelly Lost An Underage Sexual Abuse Lawsuit After Failing To Appear In Court

Getty Image Last month, while R. Kelly was serving a brief stint in jail for owing an alleged $200,000 in unpaid child support, the R&B singer was served with yet another court summons. A new sexual abuse lawsuit had been brought against the 52-year-old. The alleged victim, who is identified in court documents as “H.K.”, […]

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Lizzo Has Joined The Cast Of Cardi B And J Lo’s Stripper Heist Movie, ‘Hustlers’

Getty Image Lizzo is having a huge year after going viral during a festival performance in 2018. She just released her well-received album, Cuz I Love You, this past Friday, she’ll be heading out on national tour with it, she’s had a ru of successful television appearances, and she even got a follow from Drake […]

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Lil Uzi Vert Releases A Sleek New Video For His Song ‘That’s A Rack’

[embedded content] Share This Video Lil Uzi Vert appears to be in full album promotion mode. After nearly a year of speculation and much controversy surrounding the release of his long-rumored second studio album Eternal Atake, the rapper finally seems to be getting into gear. On Tuesday, the Philadelphia native released a new music video […]

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‘Stan’ — The Term Birthed By An Eminem Song — Has Officially Been Added To The Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Getty Image Nineteen years ago, Eminem released his seminal Marshall Mathers LP. In addition to being the rapper’s first No. 1 record and solidifying his status as one of hip-hop’s brightest stars, the album included some of his biggest hits. Like “Stan,” the nearly seven-minute-long, Dido-assisted epic rapped from the perspective of an obsessed fan […]

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DJ Paul Of Three 6 Mafia Is Suing Travis Scott Over His Song ‘No Bystanders’

Getty Image The legal woes continue for Travis Scott. Last week, it was reported that the “Sicko Mode” rapper had been ordered to repay a Minnesota concert promotion company to the tune of $382,932.79 for missing a high-profile gig he was contracted to play during the Super Bowl 2018 weekend. Now, another lawsuit has been […]

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Beyonce’s Father Is Working On Bringing ‘Survivor: The Destiny’s Child Musical’ To Broadway

Getty Image Destiny’s Child was one of the most successful girl groups of its era, thanks to multiple No. 1 singles and albums like the chart-topping Survivor. The story of their rise is a good one, and one that Beyonce’s father, Matthew Knowles, plans on telling in Survivor: The Destiny’s Child Musical. Knowles announced that […]

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Jimmy Fallon Turned Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ Into A Bernie Sanders Parody, ‘Old Town Hall’

[embedded content] Share This Video Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” is the biggest meme of the moment, but it’s also one of the most successful songs of the streaming era: It recently experienced the biggest streaming week of all time, dethroning Drake’s “In My Feelings” for that honor. Undoubtedly, the track has taken over […]

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Beyoncé Has Finally Made ‘Lemonade’ Available For Streaming On Spotify And Apple Music

Getty Image Three years after its industry-shaking release, Beyoncé’s Lemonade is finally available for streaming on Spotify and Apple Music. The release comes less than a week after the 37-year-old mega-star dropped Homecoming, the concert film depicting the planning and execution of her historic Coachella headlining performances and the first of three films that she […]

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How Many Rappers Have Hurt Their Careers Using Instagram Live?

Instagram / Uproxx Studios It’s ironic how integral Instagram has become for musicians in 2019 — especially rappers. The platform, designed primarily as a sort of online photo album to share pictures and videos, has become the foremost item in the rap promotion toolbox. More and more rappers rely on the app to promote their […]

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A Lil Xan Fan Apparently Got The Same Exact Face Tattoos As The Rapper

Getty Image The rise of the face tattoo as the chief identifier of rap’s Soundcloud generation is not all that surprising if you really think about it. What says “I’m a reckless, fun-loving and live exclusively in the moment” more than a permanent, highly-visible, often poorly thought out body modification? So it should come as […]

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‘Exhibit C’ Is Almost 10 Years Old. Jay Electronica Has Completely Squandered His Career

Photo: Theo Wargo (Getty Images for Live Nation) Illmatic, my all-time favorite debut album and one of my top-five favorite hip-hop albums of all time, celebrated its 25th anniversary April 19. Whether or not Nas ever released another classic album has been the subject of an interminable debate among hip-hop nerds; what isn’t up for […]

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